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The Secrets to a Perfect NYC Hot Dog 02:33

Jake Dell

"There's really only one proper way to way to do a hot dog, and that's done at Katz's Deli."

The Secrets to a Perfect NYC Hot Dog 02:33

Jake Dell

"There's really only one proper way to way to do a hot dog, and that's done at Katz's Deli."

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The Steps

  1. 1. To cook the dog, make the grill or pan as hot as possible. Place the dog down flat on the grill to sear, and rotate until there is a crispy edge all the way around. 00:33

  2. 2. To assemble the hot dog, place the seared dog on a bun. Top with mustard and saukerkraut. 01:19

What You'll Need

Equipment

- Grill or sauté pan
- Tongs
- Serving plate

Ingredients

- Hot dog frank (1)
- Hot dog bun (1)
- Spicy deli mustard (1 tablespoon, to taste)
- Sauerkraut (1/4 cup, to taste)

Chef Notes

Katz's Deli uses natural-casing, all-beef hot dog franks.

New York City-style dogs are classically topped with just sauerkraut and mustard.

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Jake Dell is the third generation of his family to run the quintessential New York institution Katz’s Deli.  He offici... read more